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BRABHAM FIRES - 19th JANUARY 2014
This fire threatened lives and homes near the Swan Valley was listed as suspicious by DFES. The fire started shortly before 4pm on 19th January, 2014 and has burnt 29 hectares. The perimeter of the fire was 3.2km and the fire smouldered for days.
DFES said the fire was burning in peat which is a build-up of decaying plant matter that forms in wetlands, and because peat burns underground, it is near impossible to extinguish.